Scat
Futile, tan, telltale
Scat












Bear
Mighty, powerful,symbolic
Bear











 Nettle
Stinging, painful, green
 Nettle










Fungus
Irregular, miniscule, diverse, various,         Rotten, disgusting, adaptive
Fungus










                                   Fire
                      Cheerful
Glowing, bright, colorful, sparking, roaring
                          Fire











                   Astronomy

             Mysterious, artistic

        Imagining, gazing, exploring

     There’s always more to explore

                  Scientific




Raccoon

Sneaky furry 

Creeping, Pouncing, Stealing

Deity of the night

Nocturnal













   Producers

Delicious, vital

 Creating, growing, feeding

Photosynthesis, vitamins, teeth, claws

         Chomping, crunching, hunting

                        Carnivorous, agile

                                     Predators














      Egret

        White, snowy

Spearing, wading, soaring

     Flight, beak, fins, spines

   Zipping, swimming, hiding   

Speedy, camouflaged

                     Sculpin











The owl

Brown patterned feathers

Mysterious hoots in the night

The rush of wind past your face

The dusty smell in the air

The gnarled tree I am leaning on to watch this beauty













The crab

A hard red exoskeleton

A clicking pincer in the crashing waves

A wet shell and sharp pincers 

The salty smell of the sea

The rocks of the tide pool









The hawk

Like an angel swooping down from heaven

Like meat hooks extending downward

Like a pillow shook down from the sky

Like gold glinting in the sun

Like a lion on wings

Like an ethreal spirit

Like a majestic phantom reaching for its prey









The coyote

Like a menacing wolf ready to strike

Like a camouflaged demon in the night

Like a yipping dog hiding away

Like a nocturnal hunter

Like a bounding deity

Like little daggers piercing the skin

Like tan grass on a dog’s neck











Chiton

Muscular, armored, rare

Chiton




Octopus

Clever, crafty, colorful

Octopus










Tan oak

Woody, fragrant

Smelling, growing, living,

Leaves, xylem, heartwood, needles

Stretching, reaching, exceeding

Gigantic, pithy

Redwood








Sun

Bright, sunny

Radiating, brightening, shining

Hydrogen, flame, crater, dust

Rising, glowing, setting

Mysterious, full

Moon